Brief Guide to HIPAA IT Compliance

Posted by Hector Vega
Mar 1, 2016 12:59:04 PM

The concluding stage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act set to take effect in 2018, the healthcare and medical industries are increasingly open to customized technologies to increase the quality of healthcare[1]. However, this brings into question how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) Act applies to evolving technologies.

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Topics: Healthcare, HIPAA

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Technology, Healthcare and HIPAA - Protecting Data and Meeting Standards

Posted by Michelle Hamel
Feb 11, 2016 10:59:18 AM

To meeting the challenge of information security in regards to technology the Healthcare Industry looks to adhere to HIPAA and HITECH Act standards. Both acts outline the specific security standards, listed in the Privacy and Security Rules, which must be taken when developing software that will house public information that must remain safe, secure and private. The security standards are divided into the categories of administrative, physical, and technical safeguards. Regulatory definitions of the safeguards can be found in the Security Rule at 45 CFR § 164.304.[1]

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Topics: Healthcare, HIPAA, HITECH

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